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paying your tax this is week, listen up. we'll talk about you who you might be able to catch a break in the future with an alternative mmximum tax. hmmm, i like the idea of that. you can only pay the government a certain amount and not a penny more, dammit. but what is the threshold? we are playing music. are we doing a segment? let's bring in john cochran, professor at university of chicago boothe school of business. he wrote a editorial of this we have peter morici. he is one of our favorite economists of course. john, explain this concept to me. this is your idea. what's the idea behind this? that after a certain point it is harming the economy to pay too much tax? >> yeah. we all know that. the other point is that we have a big fragmented tax system. so i want to add up not just federal income taxes but there is federal, state income taxes, local income taxes, property taxes, estate taxes real estate transer it taxes, sales taxes. taxes you pay for your employees. when you add it up you're likely paying more than you think. the alternative minimum tax to make sure people don't en
of that smile. airport delays, the president will not divert spending cuts to nonessentials, won't do it. tax refunds to people who didn't pay a dime in the first place. the irs overpaid to the tune of 13 billion dollars. 6 million free cell phones for the poor, not enough. the administration wants to extend the program to high speed internet. and the internet sales tax passes the senate. so, you, sit on the tarmac, game the tax system and get your free internet and let's find something else to tax. "varney & company" about to begin. > >> any politician gets 70 million votes is larger than you and me as much as i hate to admit. it look at the winning smile and trusting eyes and i made myself vital, after 22 years in congress, i can smell which way the wind is blowing. stuart: kevin spacey, we show you that clip why "house of cards" a hit show only showing on netflix and that's why the stock will soar from the opening bell. look at it up nearly 25% pre-market and offered a month free with "house of cards" as the bait and people liked it, big jump in subscribers, almost as many pay for netflix
growth, whether it was through tax cuts and other inners and supply side reforms, would you cut them some slack on that or not? >> we would -- we think there's fairly limited room for significant fiscal stimulus that would place public debt on, you know, steeper gradient in terms of its rise. right from the beginning of the process, we recognized the government can use their balance sheet and fiscal measures to offset the decline in private sector demand. so some measures which allow for an easing of the levels of deficit reduction and the pace of that is perfectly consistent with the current rating that we now have on the uk. but can the uk go on a major fiscal stimulus exercise? we don't really think there's much room for maneuver in terms of them to do that in terms of a ratings perspective. >> what happens if they -- they could go on a big tax cutting program and that got rates going. this is more about growth, isn't it, right now, because growth is a way to generate the revenue to bring down the deficit. >> yeah. but that's evident that if you do tax cuts, that you'll get more revenu
action on behalf of tax payers. good to know, but the last line stuck in my craw. on behalf of taxpayers. why wassermann was not thinking of taxpayers before. and hadley, better late than never? >> yeah, uncle sam, giveeth and take elstaketh away. if you have a government big enough to give you everything you want it is also big enough to take away everything you have. this is just a fraction of the problem. that is $34.5 billions too many. neil: i am happy they are looking out for the taxpayers, they did not start out that way. >> it was $193 million originally. i say only, in principle, supporting clean energy, i get, let's face it we know that climate change, man-made, is going to cause future generations serious problems. so i do understand why the government is going after this. neil: we can -- man-made climate change. >> according to the -- >> i am not getting into that argument but your point on tax thing. >> fundamentally the government should take lead investigating clean energy, you can't always -- >> you win some you lose some. >> you can't always vist short-term, it is a long
president of the czech republic when we come back. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business >>> welcome back to the program. here is a look at how stock res trading, to the up side. we are seeing increases throughout the trading session. yesterday was a different story. we started out okay and rapidly sold off. germany in particular was weak. eegan jones did dowde country to an a from an a plus. the xetra dax today after shedding better than 2% yesterday, which is a huge move for this index, rebounding by about 0.4%. small gains seen elsewhere, the ftse mib in italy up about 0.6%. keeping an eye on the presidential election process. that is currently under way. here is a look at the bond sp
sense. the president's strategy is he wants the taxes increased. we are not willing to do that. these big cities, chicago, atlanta, those airports will feel the impact economically. people around the country will be weighing in. we looking at legislation to push this issue. there is 47,000 employees. there are 15,000 controllers. also, when you look at what they are and, waterloo, iowa, it is treated the same way as chicago. this does not make sense. lori: you are exactly right. i meant to say looking for a tax increase. here is the dead -- devils advocate. it will actually lay off workers >> that for morale. this is bad for the safety. the airline industry, whether it is cargo or passengers, contributes a trillion dollars to the economy. this is very bad. again, they have the authority to be flexible. if the economy continues to move, the safety is intact. lori: they may postpone these for those 30 days. do you think that is a viable solution? >> they have that flexibility. they think they will get us back to the table to have an increased tax on the american people. that will
to vote this week on a proposal that could add taxes to all puchases made online. the marketplace fairness act would allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers. amazon and other etailers dodge paying sales tax in states where there is no storefront presence. opponets of the bill argue state sales tax laws are too complex for the legislation to work. brick and mortar stores contend the tax loophole gives online stores a price advantage. the ceo of yahoo is defending her decision to end the tech company's work from home policy. the controversy sparked in february when a yahoo memo revealed marissa mayer was insisting yahoo employees would work better in the office than home. last week at a conference in los angeles, mayer told a crowd her comments were wrongly perceived as an "industry narrative." she also clarified: people are more productive when they are alone, but more innovative when they are together. the "silver state" is facing a rising unemployment rate. nevada now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 9.7%. nevada, california and mississippi had been tied
to president obama's budget and take a look at this statistic. 86% of tax increases will fall on people making $200,000 a year or more in 2015. this according to the new study by the tax policy center. what to make of this? joining us is the senior political analyst for the washington examiner. michael, good to see you. i'm more interested in the fact that earners nearly every income level will bear some sort of tax increase in this which flies in the face behalf president obama promised years ago. >> when president obama was running for his first term, he said he wasn't going to raise taxes on ordinary people. that's actually been violated in a number of ways, including in the obama care law and early increase in the cigarette tax that tends to hit down scale people more often than it hits upscale people. but in the second term, he's putting in his budget these proposals to change, as i understand it, the c.p.i. that means that your bracket increases will go into effect earlier. people will be thrust into higher tax brackets and so-called buffett tax which amounts to a sort of revival of the
with the government cutbacks and also the tax hike that we had - that's the increased payroll tax for social security that we saw - so that is biting into the economy. but clearly, almost all the data, not only here but around the world, has come out weaker, so that is real; and combine that with some disappointing earnings on balance, and i think that is cause for concern or pause for the market right now. - gold futures made a mighty move to the downside this week. what are you seeing in gold mining stocks? - wow, i tell you, it was a real blowout in gold. gold is one of those assets, but i look at gold back in '08 was, i think, a low $600, and it is now still, what, close to $1,400? so, a set-back was ok, it was just one of those classic commodity washouts. gold miners, on the other hand, they have lagged the price of gold for the past several years at least, and a lot of that has to do with their cost of production and some of the acquisitions they've made and some of the operating cost or lack of management of such. so it's a little different. it is not really a pure gold play, it was a real equ
showed surprising resilience dealing with the payroll tax cut exploration and with the first quarter spending close to what it was fourth quarter. so not a real hit and a decline in gasoline prices will give a consumer and nice boost in to the second quarter summer driving season. even in the short term to avoid getting overly pessimistic. connell: thank you very much dagen: she is trying to get us excited about gas that is $3.51 nationwide. [laughter] the frantic search for survivors has a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant levels homes and businesses across a small texas town. connell: carnival invest hundreds of millions of upgrades but now another one of the ships briefly losing power at sea, believe it or not. now look at the price of oil today below $87. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, the
, by the way, talk of an online sales tax. harry reid is suggesting there's a vote on an online sales tax next week. ebay's way down on that. it's own growth forecast as well as the interpret sales tax possibility. ibay's down three bucks, what do you have to add on that? >> i have to add the european story that the chief financial officer of ebay saying the european economy is weaker, weaker british pounds to dense paypal results. put that together, it's a loser. >> it is, big stock, big drop. thanks nicole. to hoyer, the to littization of the boston bombing linking them to the sequester cuts. here's a question a fox news producer asked mr. hoyer. i'm quoting directly. do you think this can help to make an argument to turn off the sequester? here's the congressman's response, well, i think there are compelling arguments to not have turned on the sequester and multiple reasons for investing in our security and don't pursue across the board irrational cutting priorities and buy the same percentage. i think this is another proof of that. if proof is needed, which i don't think, frankly, it is. t
a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
the figures look like. w new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> welcome back to cnbc. disappointing figures out of germany keep market gains in check with investorers concerned about weaker than expected data in china. a mixed set of numbers in europe with kpm disappointing, but more positive earnings from escona. apple is getting set to report much anticipated results around noon. analysts get set for a shrink for the first time in aek did aid. >> your data alert out of britain, that compare bes a 15.5 billion establishment and $16.7 billion a year ago. as britain's finances come more and more into focus, the question then becomes what these levels will continue to look lik
this is a phony crisis, aimed at a $1.2 trillion tax hike because federal agencies cannot get their priorities in order. we've got proof. we're going to show you something. stay with us. kudlow. i know what you're thinking... transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. with xerox, you're ready real business. >>> all right. first up, as airport delays mount to the faa is blaming the spending cuts sequester, forcing thousands of air traffic controllers to take unpaid leave. but republicans blame the obama administration for selectively choosing which cuts would make us all feel the most pain. take a listen to kansas senator jerry moran earlier today. >> it seems as if politics is playing a significant role in the determining what actions the faa are
is not growing and getting a little weaker with the higher taxes, but, you know, and i also like netflix. i like amazon. i like sales force. i like companies that they actually are creating demand because they're new leading edge products. yes they have a very high p-e. so does sales force. so does amazon. but they're generate, they at tracking new revenues from new businesses that didn't exist before. netflix is a great example. david: one. hits against apple right now, which you are recommending. and this is to michael. they haven't come out with a new product line. they have been sort of revising some old models. does that concern you? are you still for apple even though the new products don't seem to be anywhere to be seen? >> i would agree with you, in the past couple quarters we haven't seen anything compelling coming out. but i think that is going to change. i think we heard a lot about an i-watch. i think we heard about itv. we heard about a new ipad coming out. we'll get something not a complete makeover but a new iphone. i believe the product seitel will -- cycle will get much better n
being we need more taxes. this whole cutback thing is bogus. after sequestration, the faa will have 5% more money than they did five years ago and will handle about 8% fewer flights. so these cutbacks, it's political. it's not functional. >> 5% more money than five years ago. 8% fewer flights. mike, listen, again, ant ek totally, i agree with you. but how would the faa or tsa or whoever it is execute that plan? they can't send out an e-mail, right, move more slowly than you normally do because that will get out into the hands of the media. how would you accomplish something like that? >> you lay people off or you do what homeland security did, you just cutback on overtime and the people, why do i have to work so hard? this whole thing is orchestrated by the administration. we don't have to lay these controls off, on the tsa side -- there's no waste at the tsa. we all know that. the reality of the whole thing is this is something to make it hard as possible. it's going to hurt commute percent? i have been to an airport recently where there are more tsa workers than they were people get
at $400 a share. it's got more than $100 net cash even after paying taxes, so you're paying $3,000, any earnings down 25% from what's expected. he put a ten p-e on that and this is a very cheap stock unless you believe that earnings will decline every year from here on out. that's ahead of the case and we're not buying ahead of it because we like the position that we have, you know, but we think it's an exceptionally cheap stock at this level. >> it will be one of the most-watched numbers of the quarter. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> switching gears, they were grossly negligent in the lead up to the brokerage firm's collapse. kayla tausche has more on this story which she's been following from its earlier days. >> it seems like it's been forever, david. we're getting a 61-page lawsuit from the bankruptcy court in manhattan. it takes aim at john corzine and the coo and cfo breaching fiduciary duty as it entered a downward spiral in 2011. it seeks an unspecified amount in damages. trustees won approval for a liquidation plan. in a statement, trustee louis freeh says attempts at med med
in the basement, existing home sales disappoint in march. we're going to go behind the numbers. cheryl: more tax pain. congress finally ready to vote on the controversial on line sales tax plan but some business owners are furious. we're going to explain. dennis: and top dog stocks. why pet food is paying off for investors. let's look at oil. up a touch. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. cheryl: let's head back to the floor of the new york stock exchange with nicole. best story of the m
have a worry about the consumer and tax refunds will start coming now. credit conditions support employment and certainly consumer staples look very expensive. >> what about utilities up 19% so far this year? utilities are up 16% and health care up 19%. is your money safe in there? will they continue to hold up? >> we've been overweight utilities so i'm not going to be too uncomfortable with that and that's improvement with natural gas prices and in health care it's been very much about dividends and that we saw reimbursement rates that were supposed to be cut recallier this year, and i think it's too late to be on the healthcare bandwagon. >> sectors like materials which have not been with the rally and do you think some of the underperforming sectors will catch up? >> we are worried about materials still and we have to be careful in the u.s., chemicals are 20% metals and mining and look at the s&p 500 materials sector. europe is a big problem for chemical companies and even though they have shale gas as a feed stock, the problem is 20%, 25% of their business is probably going t
apple could surprise wall street and begin a turn around. >> bill that could impose sale taxes on online purchases clear add hurdle. the senate votes 74-20 to take up the bill to give states the authority to require online retailers like amazon to collect state and local sales taxes. if support continues, the senate could pass the bill by this week. california and eight other states already have laws that require online retailers to collect taxes for internet purchases. >> netflix is coming back after house of cards. >> good morning, brace for delays if you are flying. the f.a.a. is expected to continue to keep planes on the ground in some of the busiest airports as budget cut result in a shortage of air traffic controllers. the transportation department says they are thinking of preventing enforcement of rules. >> are you hooked on netflix? they say they signed up two million news customers last quarter with the new scary series beating records. >> and xbox maker will have a new app that lets gameers purchase physical goods like anything on the pizza hut menu using the gaming console. t
, microsoft, and ibm, coming up in a little bit. stay tuned. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i'm colin beck of fidelity investments. our integrated technical analysis is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> another day in the red has the major averages o
. >> yeah, it has, which is good because that may counteract the effects of the payroll tax high. what about gold? let's check the commodities like gold, the ten-year. down about 7%. 7 bucks to $1414. there's been a bit of a move in sort of the euro. we want to keep an eye on that. there's your currency chart here in the ten-year treasury note. we talk about home sales. you always want to watch the ten-year treasury note. the yield right now is at 1 o.66. in corporate news this morning, japan says final permission to resume flights on boeing's dreamliner, it may come as early as thursday. that's earlier than expected. yesterday, boeing's engineers began install b reinforced lithium ion batteries on all nippon airways jets. some investment banks that have been looking to sell businesses with liquid assets in order to appease regulators and bolster balance sheets. credit suisse cited the rule last summer as a reason for exploring that sale. also, a u.s. trade panel has ruled apple didn't violate a google patent to make the iphone. if it had been found guilty, the tech giant's popular devices c
bad policies coming out of washington. i mean, these things should be-- we should be lowering tax rates and broadening the tax base and controlling spending where it should be controlled and having free trade, minimal regulations, but we're going in the wrong direction, stuart. i think you're right. >> what about that question about everybody printing money? well, they are, we know that, but, i don't think it's working this time around. it's just not, you know, juicing the stock market like it used to. >> i don't think it used to so i agree with you totally. you can't push on a string and they have been trying to push on a string and if you look at it this is the single worst u.s. recovery in history and obviously, it's the largest single monetary expansion in history. and obviously, they don't work, they just don't work and he's grasping at straws and god knows what type of real problems we'll have down the road when all of this comes home and we have to reverse it. >> art, you've been on this program frequently, recently saying watch out. that election coming up next year, that
caused more issues. it may be the sequester or the payroll tax, and it is always something. first quarter strong. bond yields will go way up and then -- >> no m & a. i can't break the cycle. it's not my job. 18 straight months of re numbers in europe. there are car sales down 15, 16, our car sales 15 million, okay? their housing starts and did they start any housing there? are we not -- >> we are a different place. >> what about we've had some pretty crumby data. we've had an explosion in boston. we've had cyprus and the vix is still at 14. converge extries to argue that the market's on am bi18 and it can't feel what's going on in the world right now. >> i thought it was seroquil. there is the market that just says kimberly is going to report, and i think kimberly is going to be decent and its stock's at par and then there's caterpillar they made their bed with china. china has not been able to stimulate. 25% of china's exports go to europe. there's no room in europe unless china sets up the buy program of all of the things they make in china and then destroys them in the 1930s in our cou
country as a person who will. third, undocumented workers to pay taxes and contribute to the labor needs should be given a vehicle to earn a labor status. we currently have a broken immigration system and that is why the american health care physician has crafted basic principles of what comprehensive immigratiorerm ould ide ilevs still reviewing senate bill 744, i believe it captures most of the needs of immigration reform. in conclusion, the labor shortages are most pressing. act now tors must expand through pools of stock. i urge you to take a look at this and think about the frail and elderly population that we serve. parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and doors. those special people that if given some much to us and to our country. we owe it to them to provide the best possible care, don't we? i am here to ask you who will care for them if this critical situation is not taking care of immediately. thank you. i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you, mr. benjamin and think you to all the witnesses. mr. smith, despite the fact haoverall undocumented immigratn has gone down,
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. it lets bmw avoid painful 100% tax that india imposes on if finished cars into the country. that's latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper david: well apple's stock fell to a 1-year low today as word came of delays in production of new products including the iphone 5 s and mini ipad ii. one of those reports about delays came from jeffries and company managing director peter misek. he came from apple's asian manufacturing centers. peter, joins us on the phone. peter, what do you think of the market reaction. do you think they overreacted to the your report? >> i don't think it was our report that drove it alone. our report came out yesterday and market digested it easily. i think it had a lot to do with confirmation that there was a slowdown in production. cirrus logic report worse than expected and guided down materially versus street expectations. we had industry publications out of asia talking about declines in ipad mini production of 20 to 30%. all triangulating on the same data which there is slowdown in apple's production. david: peter, you were actuall
the tax hike on the not only well to do but tax hike on every dollar on obamacare and other things. if anything that will affect things. i doubt this will. gerri: rc. this is already one event too many for me. what do you say? >> bingo. >> consumers are driven most what is happening to their biggest asset. for most people the biggest asset is their house. is it appreciating or depreciating? is it above water or below water? that will be big part of what drives consumer sentiment? how safe is their jobs? are they getting raising or people being laid off. that will drive consumer sentiment. gerri: certainly important issues. jordan back to you, when you look at the past what is response from consumers? >> certainly after 9/11 there was dramatic decrease in consumer activity. people cut back on spending. gerri: recession. >> that happened at that time. this isn't that. it is a one-shot event at least at moment. if there are other events that would affect things much more. this is not as big as 9/11 but people definitely pull back when these things happen. gerri: gary to you. we've wat
workers pay payroll taxes into a trust fund. all employers pay the same payroll tax into that trust fund and out of that trust fund comes all of the spending or part a services primarily hospital insurance spending. the age i trust funds has exceeded revenue since 2007 and what that means it is the balance of the trust fund and the assets of the trust fund have been declining and they will be totally completed sometime in the middle of the next decade. since the trust fund can't borrow if the laws are changed medicare will be unable to pay full payments for charges in the age i trust fund. it will only be able to reimburse providers 85% of what they are charging. so clearly legislative action has to be made before that he either to raise taxes or slow the growth in spending or preferably a little bit of both. i my reckoning i have completed my assignment and rather than take a gold star as i said i want to have a couple of general observations. the first when we have discussiodiscussio ends like this we should make clear what our goal this. if our goal is to moderate the growth of medica
,000. taxes, $5800. three bedroom, two and a half bath. 1700 square feet, built in 1980. tell me more. >> yes. that's in the exciting penthouse square pens landing area just off society hill. that is a move up buyer or possibly two working professionals who plan on having a family shortly. it has a garage. fantastic master suite with a roof deck, city view, river view. a great area for joggers and bikers. there are restaurants. >> and it has a garage. that makes it very valuable in that area. now to our power house of the week. the kwint sential home. the list price 1 million $850,000. taxes just under $11,000. five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. historic property. built in 1794. >> when you think of philadelphia, this is philadelphia. pine floors. moldings. restored to perfection. 19 feet wide. fantastic garden. this is a corporate relo. a suburban person who raised their family and moving in with maybe older children. this is six fireplaces. it's exactly what philadelphia represents. >> are you seeing some bidding wars on some of the houses? >> we're seeing a tremendous amount of bidding wars primari
. you've heard that the first quarter was tough. probably payroll tax impacted more than anything else. and small business is -- and big business for that matter is totally the flux with the obama care act and what it all means. and business is looking at part-time, that you've got to keep people under 30 hours. they don't want to employ more than 50 people. and nobody really knows how this thing is going to work. now, as far as the japanese yen, every major manufacturer in the world has made a strategic decision to produce where they sell. no manufacturer can deal with the volatility in exchange rates. and if you look at where the japanese are today compared to 10, 20 years ago, there is no comparison with let's say 80% produced in north america. so the exchange rate has been dramatically reduced as a factor in our business. and at the moment, i don't see any impact. >> okay, mike, $42. we've been friends a long time. you couldn't tell me at four bucks that that was something i should -- actually, we're not allowed to do it, anyway, but you couldn't have mentioned that back in 2008 or
talk to in the medical device field is worried about the affordable care act, the tax on medical device makers. how significant is that in your view? >> i think there's a couple ways. first of all, the fact that more patients are going to get access we think is a good thing. it's unacceptable that patients are either uninsured or underinsure. tax, yes, it has an impact. we've got to make sure it's done in a responsible and reasonable way. overall we're convinced that it's going to continue to be about innovation, about strong customer partnerships. and really when you think about now, our medical device business, particularly our orthopedics business, our size and scale, the growth opportunities here and very much so in emerging markets. so, for example, all surgery is really just about trauma surgery in emerging markets. it's not as planned. as a result what we're seeing is significantly better growth rates in some of those places. >> i love that emerging markets part of the story. because you just look at the growth numbers and you figure out what the story is. but are you going to ha
report 7 communities are accused of using money to lobby higher taxes. fox business network diane macedo has more. >> a new report from a nonprofit group cause of action says at least 7 communities were a part of the a $373 million program to educate americans are obesity and tobacco. they violate the laws for hire taxes. the findings are part of a 19 month investigation on the center for disease control prevention communities putting prevention to work program. the report says xhients also appear to have violated cdc guidelines. congressional hearings in 2011 and follow up letters to help services address potential violations in a south carolina community where the state used program money to lobby for a city clean indoor air ordinance. the call to action says the violation was worse than disclosed. the group adds there are at least 7 other potential violations in florida georgia, california south carolina and they used tax payer money to lobby someone for smoking in workplace. and a statewide tobacco tax increase. they are asking for more investigation saying it's important to do anoth
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higher taxes and the cuts. beige book quotes some firms in some districts quoted higher gasoline prices and expiration of payroll tax cut and winter weather as factors constraining sales and. numerous districts reported uncertainty or weakness in certain military and defense related sectors. tracy: peter barnes, thank you very much. payroll tax, gas two things affect my wallet. adam: they're looking backwards. you have oil below $88 a barrel. tracy: i haven't felt that. adam: hopefully we'll feel it soon. tracy: we have stocks selling off, down about 19 points. the vix also known as the wall street fear index is soaring. let's head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the exchange. the vix will tell you what will happen 30 days from now, right? it is a gauge of the future. that means we're nervous about the future. >> that's exactly right. what it does it takes into account the volatility and fear in the market over the 30 days ahead for the s&p 500. that's exactly what we're seeing here today. we're seeing it at a level of 1 d. it was up over 24% earlier today. we're certainly see
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sales tax on all online purchases and they've been recruiting users to rally against the measure and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it is due to the falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. betty. >> may be time for a road trip then. >>> thank you. >>> other stories, traveling by air, first day with a 10% slash to the air traffic controller workforce. it's part of the sequester. delays were mostly non eexisten on thursday except for waits around new york and los angeles but the real test begins today. the furloughs last through september and are expected to save 200 million bucks. >>> the u.s. is going after china on cybersecurity and "wall street journal" reports that they're considering several aggressive options to confront them ranging from diplomatic pressure to indicting chinese nationals in u.s. courts. officials tell "the journal" they're not necessarily eminent by demonstrate how >>> top stories of this monday his budget proposes an $800 milli million boost. >>> the atf wants to know what caused
overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
see inexas is that taxes, you know, leads t nation in terms of numbers of worker fatalities, and i think that that is a consequence of not being diligent enough in terms of making sure that the facilities that are operating across the state are complying with the state and federal laws that are out the in existence. melissa: so, i mean, this is a problem that could touch anyone in our audience because in texas alone there are 1100 of these little local facilities, fertilizer that sell ctom blends. this is all around the country. what is the bottom line on who you think should be responsible or who is responsible for making sure that they are in compliance and that the emergency response teams are not putting themselves in harm's way when they g in to try and help in the emergency situation? >> well, that's right. i think, you know, there are a number of things that could be done. for instance, the fact that a school and a rest home and hospital or all in very close proximity to the fertilizer plant, i think that is an issue. you know, that is something that needs to be resolved. th
where you get this increase in volatility after tax time. and you see all the companies revising their earning forecast to temporary expectations. and so typically in the next month or two we'll have some external macro surprise that will get everyone concerned again. it's been a very consistent pattern that we do well in the fall and the early spring and then cool off and get more volatile. >> rick santelli, markets all waiting for these earnings reports this week. in the meantime among your markets, gold has bounced big today. the dollar is still flirting with 100 yen. what are you watching? what are the benchmarks you're keeping an eye on this week? >> well, you know what, i think the biggest benchmark that i'm going to pay attention to is the dax stock index in germany. it's down about 1.75% on the year. last week not only were eurozone car sales, registrations off, but germany was off in particular. i think keep it simple. i think as those auto numbers deteriorate, it's just going to exaggerate all the other weaker economies. and when you get the imf admitting that austerity
the four stations last year after a $75 per year parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> yesterday should have been a holiday here in the bay area. today not too far behind, right, weather-wise? >> not the banner beach day that we had yesterday but i think around the rest of the bay area the weather is going to be spectacular again. just a little bit cooler outside. fog' coastline. the winds are kicking up in spots. look at our mount vaca cam shaking in the winds this morning. we have seen gusts over 20 and 30 miles per hour inland add there is a wind advisory in some of the valleys, as well. here it is. into the delta the carquinez strait wind advisory until 2 p.m. could see some of those gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. but it is still going to be a beautiful day in most spots. the temperatures where we get those winds have warmed up even 65 degrees now in san francisco. 66 in vallejo. and 66 already in santa rosa. by the afternoon, we are back up tothe mid-80s in spots inland. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s with patchy fog at the coastline. more on your we
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